Mining operations

Under the Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994 and Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995, for a mining operation (including exploration operations), the following must be reported to the department:

  • accidents involving injury to persons
  • occurrences (commonly referred to as notifiable incidents for reporting purposes).

Step one

Report incidents as soon as practicable to Mines Safety

Phone: 1800 SAFE MINE (1800 7233 64)

NRS: 13 36 77 (the National Relay Service is an Australia-wide telephone access service available at no additional charge to people who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment).

Step two

Notifiable incident and injury reports for mining operations must be submitted online using the Safety Regulation System (SRS)

Further information

Additional information on reporting mining operation incidents is available: